Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cover Cringe #3


I have three today that left me quite confused and one made me gag. Prepare yourself!

Cover #1


Anyone else gagging over this cover? 

Her thoughts - "This has to be the grossest thing ever! Oh crap I just drooled.. oh well can't be any worse that nasty stuff he has on his face. Ewww it's sticking to my finger!! Let me see if I can pretend to be sexy and wipe it off? I'm going to hurl.. it's like booger!"

His thoughts - "This has to be the grossest thing ever! Whoever said licking stuff off body parts was stupid because this sure as heck ain't sexy! My gosh, she has dog breath.. I think I'm going to hurl. Quick.. I'll pretend I'm dead so maybe she'll stop. Ewww is she wiping snot on my face? What the heck is this stuff anyway?"


Cover #2

W.T.H ???? Honestly?
I'm speechless over this one. You've got a hair piece over kill, the Geico caveman waiting for his turn and when did computer animation become a turn on. I think publishers are onto a winner here - screw covers with men like this....



We don't find those sexy at all ... we want graphic men like this...



*groans and smacks head on desk*

Yep that's what we want. Better go change over all my blog's hot men for graphics...
NOT! *sigh* Hopefully the stories are good...


17 comments:

Larissa said...

Yuck, those covers are awful!!! I agree what's with the animation covers?

Natalie C. said...

These posts never fail to make me laugh! I mean, what IS she licking off that guys face? Uck!

On a side note, my daughter just climbed into my lap and is laughing histarically at the bunny ears guy ----> Thanks goodness she isn't old enough to understand why that is drool worthy. LOL

Escape by Fiction said...

All great choices for craptastic covers. I feel bad for the authors, because I would never read these - evah.

ChrisS said...

Hahahahahahaha...I have to wait until I stop laughing to catch my breath...

I'm ok now. I want to say, "what were they thinking?" However, obviously they weren't. The guy on the first cover looks like he's got a rash and she's applying cream to it. Oh..That's just gross and now I'm nauseous.

Your pics are like a magical elixar. I am starting to feel better just looking at them.

C.G. Powell said...

Those were really bad...If you spend that much time writing a book don't you think they would invest a little on the cover?

Wenona Hulsey said...

The first one really did make me sick, it was just twisted. You have a gift for finding the extremely disturbing and the extremely hot lol.

S.E. Gordon said...

#1: Are you sure that's not shaving cream? Or perhaps a bird flew by...

#2: Revenge of the nerds! Looks like a screenshot from Second Life. And what's that in the background? Stargate? Guess what's going through the wormhole this time?

#3: Could still be mistaken for a gay romance novel. Is Conan trying to tell us he's horny? Or perhaps he just went on a date with Perez Hilton.

Belinda said...

ROFL Scott!

strange_candy_reviews said...

Cover 2 is just beyond creepy. Why would you say yes to these covers? I'd be horrified if my book's cover looked anything like these.....

Ladybug07999 said...

The second one looks like SIMS gone WRONG! ROFL

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I always feel so bad for the Harlequin authors. They have no input at all on their covers and the covers for Blaze, Desire and Presents are always awful even when the stories aren't.

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Bels! lol. great choices again. c",)

Ricki said...

That first one is just gross. And I hate CGI covers - if you can't get real models (or don't want to pay them), at least draw the characters by hand.

Tracy Cooper-Posey said...

@strange_candy_reviews

Most often the author doesn't get the option of saying "yes" to covers. Even if she most diplomatically suggests "one or two small changes", the publisher doesn't have to listen to her.

I've had awful covers I've had to live with. I've also had covers that have given away major plot points, and when I've pointed that out to the publisher, they shrugged and said the marketing department felt the cover was a winner, so that was what they were going with. And I was stuck with it. (The book tanked).

The only way the author has any real control over the cover is to self-publish and pay for her own artwork.

Cheers,

Tracy

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

LOL. The second one looks like a screenshot of the Sims. :P

BLHmistress said...

OMG I don't know which one is worse the stuff she is licking off or the second one those guys are definitely not a turn on and I would definitely walk away from that book.

BooksforCompany said...

LMAO!
Please keep doing these posts! I love them
Haha they get worse